What's on inWatford

Welcome to Watford

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Watford - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Watford to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Watford

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Vitamin D-iner
Brent Cross Shopping Centre

PUTTING THE VITAMIN D BACK INTO DININGVitamin D Mission launch pop‐up restaurant to help parents top‐up their childrens vitamin D intakeThe Vitamin D‐iner is a retro American diner‐style childrens restaurant which caters to those with a taste for vitamin D. Serving food…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: +442076 936999
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Dancing On Ice
Wembley Arena

Hit TV show Dancing on Ice has become a surprise hit attracting an audience of over thirteen million viewers for the final last March. The nationwide tour brings this success to towns across Britain…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
APR
WATFORDS VIBE FM PRESENTS REWIND
Oceana Watford

LETS GO BACK WAY BACK REWINDBringing you the best of RETRO && CLUB CLASSICS Every Thursday we are giving you the chance to dance through the decadesEntry £5 ALL DRINKS £1 BEFORE MIDNIGHT FREE DRINK every week to the best Fancy Dress…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 08452 932874
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25
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All I’ve Known (Community Tour Preview)
Chickenshed

For those who enjoyed or missed All Ive Known in our Studio Theatre last year here is a chance to see the production in a new guise. Ahead of a community tour specifically for adoption fostering organisations and agencies the play…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02082 929222
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BUSHEY Over 30s 40s & 50s PARTY
Bushey Golf & Country Club

NEW & UNMISSABLE Over 30s 40s & 50s party nights for singles and couples with top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from 80s to date. From 8.30pm till 1am at Bushey Country Club High Street A411 Bushey Nr Watford…

Location: 2.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 08003 134441
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Jazz at Chickenshed: 'swing, Swing, Swing' with Cl
Chickenshed Theatre Bar

Jazz at Chickenshed: Swing Swing Swing with clarinet maestros Julian Marc Stringle and New Yorks Ken PeplowskiIn the Chickenshed Theatre BarBacked by phenomenal piano virtuoso Craig Milvertons Trio two of the worlds renowned clarinettists will perform a sparkling tribute to the Kings…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02082 929222
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Celebrate St George’s Day in style!
The Broadwalk Centre

The Broadwalk Centre in Edgware is delighted to announce that on Saturday 26th April that it will be hosting a special event for shoppers to celebrate St Georges Day in style.Running from 10am to 3pm the event will feature a variety of…

Location: 6.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01403 783400
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Chickenshed's Tales Big Day Out
Chickenshed Theatre

Tales Big Day Out A mini festival 10am12.30pm and 2.30pm‐5pm Ages 0‐7yrs£8 Free to babies under 6mthsWelcome the start of the warm weather with a bang Tales Big Day Out is an enjoyable and entertaining outing for all the family whether…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02082 929222
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Jeff Dunham
Wembley Arena

Jeff Dunham has revived the art of ventriloquism for modern audience. He is a popular stand‐up comic thought to be one of the most successful in North America and a familiar face on the Comedy…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Hertfordshire Spring Wedding Show
Best Western The Watermill Hotel

Spring Hertfordshire Wedding ShowSunday 27th April 2014BEST WESTERN The Watermill has become renowned for its beautiful setting which lends itself magically to becoming a dream wedding location. A hidden gem our marquee is nestled in 15 acres of landscaped gardens with beautiful…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01442 349955
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Vahaali Aavi Sapna Laavi
The Compass Theatre

A family‐friendly comedy drama in Gujarati and English directed by Tushar Joshi.…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01895 673200
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Chickenshed's Paula's Story
Chickenshed Theatre

When Paula is born with cerebral palsy medical experts tell the family there is no hope of her ever learning or understanding anything. Spurred on by the love for their daughter and convinced that there is a connection and understanding there Paulas…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02082 929222
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MAY
Adult Theatre - Performance Workshops
Chickenshed Theatre

Ages 21These workshops are on Thursdays: 1 ‐ 22 May and 19 June ‐ 10 July.Support Scheme Available: Chickenshed strives to make all of its activities open to everyone.Chickensheds Performance Workshops are a series in which you will develop your performing skills…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02082 929222
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01
MAY
Mark Grist: Rogue Teacher
Artsdepot

In 2012 millions watched a former English teacher defeat a teenage grime artist in a rap battle that became a YouTube sensation.In Rogue Teacher Mark Grist shares his eventful journey from classroom to battlefield. Funny and clever hes the teacher you wish…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02083 695454
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01
MAY
Nuno Silva: A Darker Shade of Fado
Artsdepot

With a tradition and fan‐base to rival flamenco fado is the blues of Portugal captivating audiences with haunting melodies and passionate expression. Nuno Silva known for his appearances with leading contemporary dance companies and West End musicals has brought together an international…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02083 695454
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01
MAY
WATFORDS VIBE FM PRESENTS REWIND!!
Oceana Watford

LETS GO BACK WAY BACK REWINDBringing you the best of RETRO && CLUB CLASSICS Every Thursday we are giving you the chance to dance through the decadesEntry £5 ALL DRINKS £1 BEFORE MIDNIGHT FREE DRINK every week to the best Fancy Dress…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 08452 932874
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02
MAY
Chickenshed's Tales from the Shed - Summer 2014
Chickenshed Theatre

Tales from the Shed are vibrant interactive theatre shows that are perfect for young children. They are informal lively and amazingly engaging as the performers and audience share the same space ‐ children are always encouraged to make a lot of noise…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02082 929222
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02
MAY
Dancing Through The Decades
The Compass Theatre

Pupils from Reddiford Studio School of all ages are encouraged to choreograph their own dances.This performance demonstrates how much the children have progressed in their dance classes and they invite you to enjoy their lively dance routines with stunning costumes.Afternoon Show also…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01895 673200
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03
MAY
Footprints
Glaxo Smithkline

Open10am 3pm DailyCostFree Public AdmissionThe exhibition Footprints consists of photographs that have previously been entered into one of our four bi‐monthly photographic competitions each based on an environmental theme. Launched by The Photographic Angle in 2010 Footprints had the key…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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07
MAY
Chickenshed's Adult Theatre - Community Chorus
Chickenshed Theatre

Take part in a series of vocal sessions at which you can develop your singing skills as part of an ensemble and learn a number of arrangements. Sessions are led by Jo Collins Chickensheds Director of Music. No previous participation experience or…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02082 929222
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10
MAY
Trinity Orchestra Concert
Trinity Church

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme soloist: Laura van de HeijdenBrahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minorWorld premiere of a work by one of the RCMJDs most talented young composersMichael Murray conductorLaura van der Heijden celloTrinity Orchestra is delighted to…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL:
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MAY
Watford Film House
The Pump House Theatre And Arts Centre

: Wadjda. Subtitled. PG. The first feature film to be shot in Saudi Arabia this beguiling film is about 10‐year‐old Wadjda a spirited schoolgirl in Riyadh who longs to own a bike. But being female shes rapidly approaching…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 07981 819686
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10
MAY
West London Auto jumble
Queensmead school

West London Auto jumble . Spring 2014 . A real motoring feast for all the family . Our event will include . Classic car parts . regular car parts . Motorbike memorabilia . Motorbike parts. Auto books. . Auto models.…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02085 614517
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11
MAY
BERKHAMSTED WALK
The Court House

Join us for a sponsored walk of 6. 12 or 18 miles through the beautiful Chiltern countryside and bluebell woods around Berkhamsted. All sponsorship proceeds will be donated to The Childrens Society a charity helping disadvantaged children here in the UK.Register…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01442 863526
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11
MAY
BBL Cup Final
Wembley Arena

BBL Cup Final ‐ don't miss BBL Cup Final play at Wembley Arena live on Sunday 11 May 2014 in London Greater London. Don't forget that you can get the best ticket prices by comparing the list of available tickets.…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Sports

13
MAY
Barry Manilow
Wembley Arena

For a veteran such as Barry Manilow taking it easy may seem an acceptable idea. However this isnt on the horizon for the Billboard friendly legend. Manilow released his Super Hits album in April…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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MAY
LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME
The Village Centre

Lord Arthur Saviles Crime is written by Constance Cox based on a short story by Oscar Wilde.The story is about Lord Arthur Savile a well‐bred gentleman who is not overburdened with brains. He is soon to be married to the lovely Sybil…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01753 677032
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16
MAY
Mort - adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Mort
The Little Theatre by the Park

Performed by Chesham Bois Catholic Players this is our second foray into the world of Terry Pratchett. Welcome to the Discworld in a world that travels through space on the back of four elephants which themselves stand on the shell of…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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17
MAY
FA Cup Final
Wembley Stadium

Without a doubt the FA Cup Final is the UKs biggest football competition which brings the country to a standstill each year as fans pack the pubs and stay indoors to see who will lift the coveted trophy. Taking place in…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Sports

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MAY
A Chorus of Disapproval
The Bull Theatre

Garden Suburb Theatre presents A Chorus of Disapproval by Alan AyckbournThe Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society has taken on The Beggars Opera ‐ and The Beggars Opera is winning. The director cant seem to get further than page one. His cast are…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02077 236609
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